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iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber  

A highly affordable iCOMPEL Subscriber for impressive, attention-getting digital signage.


Extended Double Diamond™ Warranty Available
(2 Additional Year)

Product Highlights

  • An appliance-based solution that sets up fast with all software preinstalled.
  • Free updates and no ongoing subscription or licensing fees for lower cost of ownership.
  • Our standard subscriber for playing SMB signage content.
  • 2U, rackmountable.

  • Description

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber

    Quick Facts

  • An appliance-based solution that sets up fast with all software preinstalled.
  • Free updates and no ongoing subscription or licensing fees for lower cost of ownership.
  • Our standard subscriber for playing SMB signage content.
  • 2U, rackmountable.

  • Further Details

  • Controllable via a standard Web browser connection.
  • Easy to scale. Use standalone with one screen or across a network to show content on multiple screens.
  • Screen content can be updated locally. Instantly add text messages or alerts for an audience.
  • Supports 1080p HD digital media. Video output to 2560 x 1600 resolution.
  • Equipped with DisplayPort, HDMI®, and DVI-I video outputs.
  • Plays up to two simultaneous videos—great for showing different videos on a screen.
  • Also supports unlimited zones for text and images, and up to 15 zones for HTML.
  • Set up multizone layouts with each zone playing different media from its own playlist.
  • Simple to stream dynamic RSS feeds from the Internet. Supports XML.
  • Rotate screen images for either portrait or landscape orientation.
  • Highly secure Linux® based appliance with built-in firewall.
  • GPIO external device input capabilities (for motion detectors, sensors, etc.).
  • Wallmountable with the optionally available Wallmount Kit (ICOMP-WALL).
  • Or mount it in a rack with the separately available Rackmount Ears (ICOMP-RACK).

    Gather, distribute, and manage digital signage content easily with our iCOMPEL™ S Series platform.

    Ideal for both small- and medium-size offices, the iCOMPEL appliances work right out of the box with all software preinstalled—and no recurring licensing fees to deal with later. Plus software updates are free for a lower cost of ownership.

    iCOMPEL is also easy to use, giving you the flexibility to create attention-getting digital signage without a lot of creative or technical know-how. Even better, iCOMPEL is easy to integrate; it won't cause IT and security headaches when added to your network.

    Because iCOMPEL supports many media formats, you can combine video with scrolling text, photos, Flash, and Web content. In addition to HTML, XML, and RSS media, it handles MPEG, AVI, QuickTime®, and PowerPoint® media*; JPEG, GIF, and TIFF images; and WAV and MP3 audio.

    Install an iCOMPEL unit on your network and manage it via a Web browser. One iCOMPEL Publisher can send media over the network to an iCOMPEL Subscriber—even on the other side of the world.

    Scaling from a standalone installation to a multichannel network with many screens is a matter of simply adding more iCOMPEL units to your IT network configuration.

    Easy to set up and play media from a publisher.
    Setup is easy. To get started, you simply connect the iCOMPEL unit to your network and to a display. After booting up, the iCOMPEL unit automatically obtains an IP address from the network. Fixed IP addresses can also be set.

    Now, it's time to get creative using the software on the publisher unit. Begin by dragging and dropping media from your computer desktop or a folder to the iCOMPEL media folders on the publisher appliance's hard disk or use its intuitive interface to browse for files.

    All iCOMPEL Publishers enable you to produce and control multiple content channels; the subscribers pull content from a publisher according to a preset schedule. This way, you can deliver a high-impact display at the right time in the right place, whether it's stored media, such as promotional ads, or Web media, including XML and RSS feeds.

    A built-in firewall keeps access limited to authorized users only, and there's no need to install any third-party software or virus protection. iCOMPEL uses HTTP and HTTPS security protocols, and supports the LDAP authentication protocol and VPN capabilities for secure remote access.

    The software included on the publisher unit enables you to set up one or more screen layouts containing one or more zones for display. Every zone in the display layout has its own playlist, to which you can add multiple media files. Each playlist runs in a continuous loop per a preset schedule. Different layouts can be scheduled to play at different times of the day.

    Your iCOMPEL choices.
    The latest evolution of the iCOMPEL platform includes models spanning four series, with the series differing mainly in their processing speeds, storage capabilities, video zones supported, and their role in a signage application:

    • The P Series, our highest-performing version for video-intensive signage and showing professional Flash (publisher and subscriber versions).
    • The S Series, our standard iCOMPEL appliances for applications not requiring advanced HD video and Flash rendering (publisher and subscriber versions).
    • The K Series, our kiosk and interactive touchscreen kiosk players (standalone only).
    • The O Series, pluggable versions for installing in a screen's Intel® OPS slot (publisher and subscriber versions).

    iCOMPEL units can be ordered with an HDMI® video capture card for pure digital HD video input (P Series and S Series); a TV card for DVB-T tuning; and/or built-in Wi-Fi capabilities (all series except for O Series).

    The version featured here, our iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber, is our standard-performing system for SMB signage. It offers:
    • A processor for optimized content (Flash at <20 fps and video at <30 fps).
    • The ability to show video in two zones simultaneously.
    • Support for the display of optimized Flash alongside of video, static images, HTML, XML, RSS Web content.
    • Robust 250 GB HDD onboard storage; use it to store your digital signage content library.
    • A 2U chassis for use on a desk or shelf or (with optional hardware) in a rack or on a wall.

    Not sure if this subscriber unit is right for your business or organization? Please call us. We'll discuss your current and anticipated future signage needs, as well as if you intend to use your iCOMPEL for touchscreens, and recommend a solution for you.

    * PowerPoint media is a slideshow saved as a .wmv file.

  • Technical Specifications for iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber:

    CPU Processor Intel® Celeron® G540 (2.5 GHz)
    System RAM 4 GB
    System Storage 500 GB HDD
    Video Output Resolution Digital to 2560 x 1600; HD to 1080p
    CE Approval Yes
    RoHS Yes
    Connectors Video: (1) DisplayPort F, (1) HDMI F, (1) DVI-I F;
    Audio: (5) 3.5-mm jacks; (1) TOSLINK® jack;
    USB: (8) USB Type A F: (6) USB 2.0, (2) USB 3.0;
    Ethernet: (1) RJ-45 (10/100/1000 Mbps);
    External storage: (1) eSATA
    Power Input: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
    Dimensions 3"H x 11"W x 10.5"D (7.6 x 27.9 x 26.7 cm)
    Weight 9.2 lb. (4.2 kg)

    Black Box uses open source technology in the development of our products. To learn more about the open source technologies we use, please click here.

    You may also need:
    • iCOMPEL Wallmount Kit (ICOMP-WALL-R2)
    • iCOMPEL Rackmount Ears (ICOMP-RACK-R2)
    • iCOMPEL Remote Control (ICOMP-RC)
    • iCOMPEL Stream-Out Feature Key (ICOMP-OUT)
    • iCOMPEL Stream-In Feature Key (ICOMP-IN)
    Need assistance ordering your iCOMPEL appliance or designing your complete end-to-end digital signage system? Just contact our FREE, 24/7 Tech Support. Also contact us for a one-on-one demo of the iCOMPEL system and its easy-to-use software.

    NOTE: Technical specification weight is the unit weight. It is not the packaged shipping weight. For shipping weight, please contact Black Box customer service at 877-877-2269.

    Connect your iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber with:

    Accessory: ICOMP-RACK-R2

    iCOMPEL P Series 2U Chassis Rackmount Kit

    iCOMPEL P Series 2U Chassis Rackmount Kit

    Accessory: ICOMP-WALL-R2

    iCOMPEL P Series 2U Chassis Wallmount Kit

    iCOMPEL P Series 2U Chassis Wallmount Kit

    Accessory: ICOMP-OUT

    iCOMPEL Stream-Out Feature Key

    iCOMPEL Stream-Out Feature Key

    Accessory: ICOMP-IN

    iCOMPEL Stream-In Feature Key

    iCOMPEL Stream-In Feature Key

    Accessory: ICSS-2U-PU-N

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher

    Accessory: ICSS-2U-PU-W

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher, Wi-Fi

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher, Wi-Fi

    Accessory: ICSS-2U-PU-N-D

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher, DVB-T TV Capture

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher, DVB-T TV Capture

    Accessory: ICSS-2U-PU-N-H

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher, HD Video Capture

    iCOMPEL S Series 2U Publisher, HD Video Capture

    Double Diamond Warranty

    Extended 1 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 1 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $259.00

    Extended 2 Year Warranty Available

    Protect your purchase with an additional 2 Year Double Diamond™ warranty!
    Cost: $519.00


    Double Diamond™ Warranty (Standard)


    Take the risk out of equipment purchases with the Double Diamond™ Warranty from Black Box Network Services.

    The Double Diamond Warranty is our warranty that protects your Black Box® brand products* from accidental damage, including drops, water, and power surges.

    The iCOMPEL S Series 2U Subscriber comes with a standard 1 Year warranty already included.

    During the warranty period, Black Box Network Services will repair or replace your damaged equipment within one week of receipt at NO CHARGE!*

    Plus, get an Extended Double Diamond Warranty.

    You can also extend your warranty or protect a previously purchased Black Box® brand product** for an additional year—for only 10% of the purchase price! Or, extend your coverage for a full three years for only 20% of the purchase price!

    Ordering an extended warranty is easy: When viewing a product in your shopping cart, just select the one or three years of additional coverage in the dropdown menu under “Warranty Options.” For details, contact Customer Service at 724-746-5500.

    * Warranty subject to certain exclusions and limitations
    ** Certain products may not be eligible.

    What’s more, we also have a 45-day return policy. Simply call Customer Service for a Return Authorization (RA) number, return your product in new condition and in the original package, and receive a full refund.

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    Weight: 7.873 lbs.
    HxWxD: 0.01 x 0.01 x 0.01 in.

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